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Get an overview of this hotelLuxury 5-Diamond Maui Beachfront Resort Rich in Hawaiian Culture and Tradition


Ideal West Maui Location

54 tropical oceanfront acres in the heart of Kapalua surrounded by world-class golf courses, award-winning D.T. Fleming Beach, and one of Maui’s largest nature preserves. Short drive to Lahaina and Ka’anapali.

World-class Amenities

3-tiered pool linked by waterfalls, children’s pool, ocean-view dining and fitness center, Hawaiian spa, two championship golf courses, tennis courts, free resort shuttle, nature hikes, organic gardens and more await.

Hawaiian-Inspired Decor

All guestrooms feature Hawaiian-inspired decor with dark hardwood floor, marble bathroom with separate soaking bathtub and shower, terry robes, free WiFi, and a furnished lanai with stunning garden or ocean views.

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

1 Ritz Carlton Dr Lahaina HI 96761

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is a beachfront resort situated in West Maui less than 10 miles from historic Downtown Lahaina and Ka'anapali Beach. From island-inspired guestrooms and suites to luxurious outdoor cabanas and 36 holes of championship golf courses, the lavish Waihua spa and tropical dining at one of 6 on-site restaurants, this resort provides a truly unforgettable retreat.

The only luxury resort just steps away from the white sand of D.T. Fleming Beach and captivating natural surroundings, it allows you to explore exclusively unique Maui destinations.

Guests can hike through the lush Hawaiian rainforest, snorkel among coral reefs, and participate in underwater photography sessions while exploring nature's relevance to the Hawaiian culture. Guests can partake in the resort's other cultural programs, such as "sense of place" discussions and tours to the border of the Honokahua Preservation. The resort also hosts weekly activities that are free of charge, including fitness classes and culinary tours (subject to change). The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua provides an authentic Hawaiian experience beginning with the traditional Kukui Nut Lei for an authentic Aloha greeting.

Shuttles transport guests to the 2 golf courses, 3 secluded beaches, a tennis complex, and Kapalua restaurants near the vicinity of the hotel.

The Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ambassadors of the Environment program features an environmental and cultural education center with excursions lead by expert naturalists, both cultural and environmental appreciation, combined with world class service and exclusive facilities deliver a true escape.

This property has designated smoking areas.

  • Conference space size (feet) - 25288 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 2349 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 27 
  • Terrace 
  • Beach cabanas (surcharge) 
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge) 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge) 
  • Beach towels 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Free beach shuttle 
  • Outdoor tennis court 
  • Television in common areas 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Total number of rooms - 463 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Express check-out 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Hair salon 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Express check-in 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Concierge services 
  • Garden 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 27 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of floors - 9 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Beach bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Number of restaurants - 6 
  • Year Built 1992 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Sauna 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa tub 
  • Steam room 
  • Children's pool 
  • Wedding services 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Outdoor tennis court  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Playground on site  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave (on request)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • DVD player  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge), RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Down comforter 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • LCD TV 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Free local calls 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Microwave (on request) 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • DVD player 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Lanai 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • Slippers 
  • Turndown service 
  • Room service (24 hours) 

Where to Eat

Starring several onsite restaurants and bars - from poolside cafes to sustainable dining, specialty sushi bars to lounges serving light fare - this resort showcases numerous dining options to make the most of your stay. With architectural designs reflecting a unique sense of place and absolutely breath-taking oceanfront views, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua restaurants feature a wide variety of Hawaiian imagery and local ingredients.

The Banyan Tree - Spectacular sunset views can be enjoyed from The Banyan Tree, an ocean view open-air restaurant and lounge. The Banyan Tree prides itself on locally sourced ingredients and produce from the onsite garden. Hawaii’s freshest fish, meat and produce are prepared with simplicity for the perfect flavor balance. Imaginative cocktails are infused with fruits and herbs and served alongside Hawaiian-inspired shared plates.

Kai Sushi - Offering fresh sushi and Japanese cuisine, Kai Sushi features 20 varieties of sushi and sashimi. Guests are also able to interact with chefs with vast knowledge of sushi, seafood and sake. The restaurant's design is inspired by the story of the native Hawaiians' arrival across the sea with hand-carved ceiling beams that recall the form of outrigger canoes.

The Terrace - The Terrace features a plantation-inspired design with green and gold and textured fabrics to reinforce the connection with the landscape. Slow-moving fans and wood screens evoke the relaxed pace of island life, a sense of place that is peaceful and verdant. Guests will enjoy the daily breakfast buffet and a-la-carte menu with views of the pool and ocean.

Burger Shack - Sip on tropical delights while enjoying the ocean view with waves, surfers and sometimes, the whales. More than 40 fully-grown coconut palms form a natural canopy over this beachfront restaurant where guests delight in a selection of tropical cocktails and fresh, light fare.

Alaloa Lounge - The Alaloa Lounge offers an extensive menu of specialty cocktails, domestic and imported beers, premium spirits and signature appetizers and desserts. The Alaloa Lounge also offers a casual lunch menu. With its breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, The Alaloa Lounge is the place to view the Maui landscape, enjoy an informal lunch or, from December to April, enjoy whale-watching.

The Pool Bar and Café - This poolside bar serves tropical drinks and snacks at the bar or delivered to your chaise lounge. Open daily from mid-morning to late afternoon.

Aina Gourmet - Café serving light fare for on-the-go guests on the lobby level. Offers pastries, salads, Maui coffee, and wraps daily.

Private Dining - Dining options can be arranged for private meals served to your pool cabana, the beach lawn, on in your guestroom.

Nearby Things to Do

Snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking and variety of other water sports are available at any of the local beaches in the area:D.T. Fleming Beach - is a long white sand beach fronting The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua that is perfect for running and sunning. Winter swells make this a popular location for boogie boarding and surfing. Honolua Bay and Mokule`ia Bay - located just north of Kapalua Resort. Since 1978, the area has been protected by the State of Hawaii as Marine Conservation Districts. Beneath the waves, submerged gardens of coral house an abundance of marine life. Honolua Bay is an excellent location for summer snorkeling, but due to the large swells that attract top surfers from around the world, this should not be attempted during winter months. Kapalua Bay - With gentle breaking waves above and vibrant marine life below, Kapalua Bay offers a sheltered sanctuary for exploring the wonders of the ocean. Oneloa Bay –a favorite for locals seeking its secluded setting and fast-breaking winter surf. For those not desiring to get wet, the Kapalua Coastal Trail runs along the beach’s sand dunes. Recreation opportunities abound at the Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment. This program offers a range of environmental activities for guests of all ages with trained naturalists, including:• Cities Under The Sea• Adventures in Nature• Underwater Photography• Star Voyager• Marine Debris to Artistry• Turtle Tracks. Adults can enjoy guided hikes to the Kapalua Arboretum, whale-watching excursions and underwater photography snorkeling sessions. The Ambassadors program creates opportunities for each participant to learn about Hawaii’s unique ecosystems while demonstrating their connection to the larger global systems. This program also seeks to inspire guests to live a more sustainable life and to gain a greater understanding of the relationships between land to sea, humans to nature, people to people and present to future. According to Jean-Michel Cousteau, “We expect everyone, by learning more about our natural world and their places within it, to return to their communities as environmental stewards or ambassadors of the environment.” For the golf enthusiast, walk in the footsteps of legends at the annual home of the PGA TOUR's season-opening Hyundai Tournament of Champions when you visit our Maui golf resort in Hawaii. Set amid a 23,000-acre historic pineapple plantation, Kapalua’s Plantation Course and Bay Course offer two 18-hole golf experiences, each with distinct character, challenges and incredible views.

  • Boat tours nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Basketball on site 
  • Ecotours on site 
  • Kayaking on site 
  • Pilates classes on site 
  • Playground on site 
  • Rowing or canoeing on site 
  • Snorkeling on site 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 
  • Ziplining nearby 

Spa Services

Allow time-honored Hawaiian remedies to alleviate modern ailments in one of 15 treatment rooms, including two outdoor couples' cabanas; steam rooms, saunas, and spa tubs with lava stone walls; and relaxation areas with Basalt stone floors and rain showers. Most treatment rooms open to private outdoor shower gardens.Indulge in the healing powers of Waihua – the name ancient Hawaiians gave to water that is pure in every sense – at our luxury spa. Inspired by the spirit, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua's 17,500-square-foot spa offers a variety of treatments and therapies based on native Hawaiian healing and the potent plants, flowers, fruits and herbs abundant in the islands.Add vibrancy to your skin with a refreshing facial. Relieve stress and tension with one of the spa’s hot-stone Lomilomi massages. A full range of hair, manicure, pedicure, and waxing services are also available. The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua realizes the importance of a healthy mind, a sound body and a fruitful lifestyle. In addition to the Waihua Spa, the resort offers a 24-hour ocean-view Fitness Center and a variety of fitness classes taught by an outstanding group of experienced and talented specialists who are committed to promoting lifelong healthy behaviors. The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Fitness Center offers a wide variety of mind/body fitness classes and equipment as well as personalized training on both our Cybex Strength and Balanced Body Pilates apparatus. If you are looking for inspiration and motivation the professionals at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua are here to assist you on your journey to health and wellness. Whether you are an avid yoga or Pilates practitioner, or a first-timer looking for something new, the resort has a class you are sure to enjoy.

  • Massages on beach 
  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Sports massage 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Minimum age to access spa is 15 
  • Number of treatment rooms 15 
  • Outdoor treatment areas 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed (service dogs only)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Noise-free rooms not guaranteed

Only service dogs are allowed


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Resort fee: USD 36.46 per accommodation, per night
The hotel resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Fitness center access
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Shuttle service
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • In-room bottled water
  • Additional inclusions
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 39 for adults and USD 18 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 22.92 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 31.25 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 150
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

Reservations are required for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 16 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is listed in the 2013 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay and the 2013 Travel + Leisure 500.
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